National media briefing: Oxfam, the Aspinall Foundation, the Royal British Legion, Macmillan Cancer Support, peer says retired people should do voluntary work to 'earn their pensions'

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

The Affordable Medicines Facility, a foreign aid programme that receives more than £70m from the government to fight malaria, is "a dangerous distraction", according to a report by Oxfam.

See the Daily Mail for full story

Eleven gorillas in Kent will become the first captive family group released into the wild in Africa, according to the Aspinall Foundation.

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The Royal British Legion's annual poppy appeal has been launched, with the aim of raising £42m to help service personnel and their families in need.

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A woman who spent £400 on a portrait of Sir Jimmy Savile at a charity auction to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support just days before the allegations about his paedophilia made headlines across the country has told the charity to keep the money, but she doesn’t want the painting.

See The Independent for full story

The elderly should earn their pensions by doing voluntary work in their communities to avoid being a "burden on the state", Lord Bichard, a former head of the Benefits Agency, has suggested.

See the Daily Mail for full story

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